Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free. Kathmandu is at 1400m altitude and therefore the package is designed that you can adjust to the altitude and heat (can be warm in this period).
Day 2: Morning: sightseeing tour of downtown Kathmandu. You will visit Durbar Square and Swayambhunath also called Monkey temple because of the many monkeys that live here. This day we also visit the Boudhanath. This is one of the largest stupas in the world.
Day 3: Sightseeing Patan. Patan with its magnificent art and architecture is known for its industry in bronze, silver and copper. After lunch you will visit the impressive cremation Pashupatinath. Here the cremation in the open air. The ash that remains after the cremation is spread in the holy Bagmati river.
Day 4: A day hike in the Kathmandu valley. From Chobar you walk through a simple but fascinating route to Bungamati. According to legend, the lake water of Kathmandu escaped through the beautiful gorge Chobar after the saint Manjushri had beaten with his sword. During the walk you will discover the authentic rural life and the smiling people of the Kathmandu Valley. Tourists are not realy known here. Bungmati, the end of the tour, is built against a steep river bank and surrounded by rice terraces. Ten minutes from Bungmatti is the Newari village Khokana, which is also worth a visit. Khonaka is famous for its mustard oil. Their production goes according to the old traditions. In the afternoon you are back in Kathmandu.
Day 5: Today you can pick up your start number in the Kathmandu Guesthouse and ask any questions to the organization. The rest of the day is free at leisure. A good massage in one of the great massage parlors in Thamel is recommended ..
Day 6: Marathon day! Start of the marathon is at 9:00hrs.
Day 7: This day is free to digest the impressions of Kathmandu Urban Marathon. Optional: Mountain flight *. Early in the morning transfer to the airport for a spectacular flight along the highest peaks in the world. During this 60 minute flight, you can enjoy breathtaking views on Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Cho Oyu. Cost approximately USD190.
*This is only possible with good visibility and may be canceled by bad weather.
Day 8: Transfer to airport for departure
Extension of this package is always possible (on request)
Participants wil stay in clean and well known hotels central located in Kathmandu based on bed and breakfast
Total costs of this package is USD650 including registrationfee of USD70 for the marathon (including medal and functional Marathon shirt) and entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu. Excl flight and insurances. We can arrange this as well. Your registration is firm after full payment of your marathon package. If you need to cancel your participation in this marathon, there will not be a refund of the registration fee. For the travel package (without the registration fee) there is the following refund policy:
9 months before depature: 100% refund
6 months before departure: 50% refund
3 months before departure: 25% refund
1 month before departure: No refund